Expression of Interest – Postdoctoral positions in gravity theory and phenomenology, Rome, Italy

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Deadline:  2022-12-07

Location:  Rome, Italy

We are looking for one or more outstanding and highly-motivated postdoctoral researchers to work in the gravity theory and gravitational-wave phenomenology group at Sapienza University of Rome. Candidates with expertise in numerical relativity and/or with interests in high-energy physics and gravity are particularly encouraged to apply.

The appointment is for 2+1 years (extension subject to funding renewal and satisfactory performance), with a net salary competitive with international standards. All candidates must hold (or soon be completing) a Ph.D. in Physics. The positions are expected to start no later than September/October 2023; earlier start dates can also be considered. Screening of the applications will begin in December 2022.

The research activities of the groups include gravitational-wave modelling and phenomenology, black-hole and neutron-star physics, tests of gravity and of the nature of compact objects, and strong-gravity tests of dark matter (see group website for more details). The members of the groups are also expected to get involved in other activities such as training of students, networking, etc.

Members of the group currently include Prof. Paolo Pani, INFN Fellini Fellow Dr. Ilia Musco, postdocs Dr. Robin Croft, Dr. Kyriakos Destounis, Dr. Gabriele Franciolini, Dr. Nicholas Loutrel, as well as 9 PhD students. The group has strong connections with other local and international research groups and is active member of the LISA and ET Consortia, of the RISE H2020-MC network “Gravitational Universe: Challenges and Opportunities (GRU)”, of the GravNet network, and of the INFN Specific Initiative TEONGRAV – Gravitational Wave Sources.

The Department of Physics at Sapienza hosts renowned research groups in several areas of physics and is regularly included among the first 40 Physics and Astronomy institutes in the world according to various rankings.